GET INVOLVED: DONATE
There are several options for giving to Grand Oaks Camp:
GENERAL FUND: Currently our operating budget is subsidized with approximately 30% support from direct giving from churches, Associations and individuals. While there is no requirement to do so, our member churches are encouraged to include Grand Oaks in their “Mission” outreach giving. Grand Oaks does not receive support from the Cooperative Program or NAMB.
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND: The Capital Improvement Fund is an ongoing fund that is used to accomplish major purchases and improvements beyond what the annual budget can provide. Churches and individuals may choose to support this fund and are encouraged to do so. An example of recent use of this fund is the emergency replacement of AC equipment in the Dining Hall in 2016.
MEMORIAL FUND: Our Memorial Fund receives bequests or memorial gifts in honor of loved ones that have passed into Glory. Families often choose Grand Oaks as recipient of such gifts. Memorial gifts are typically “undesignated” and similarly to the Capital Improvement Fund may be tapped for long range improvements or purchases. An example of the use of this fund was the 2016 purchase of a floating dock for Steen Lake.
SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Grand Oaks maintains a Scholarship Fund that summer camp attendees may access to offset the cost of attending camp. Churches need only to ask and the suggested amount awarded for any individual is up to half of the cost of attending that session. The camp director for any session simply informs the Camp Manager of the need and the amount is deducted from the final bill. The only requirement at this time is that the camper writes a personal thank you note to the donor
ENDOWMENT FUND: Donors may choose to contribute to the Grand Oaks Endowment Fund which is invested through the Missouri Baptist Foundation. At present the fund is in growth mode and the earnings have not been tapped, but simply re-invested. It is divided into two parts: the Main Fund which is at present undesignated and the Pool Maintenance Fund, which was established in 2015 with seed money of $25,000 in order to grow and be available to repair the pool if needed--specifically the pool surface--projected to need restoring around the year 2030. The Main Fund is principle protected and only the earnings will ever be tapped for use.
Our goal as a ministry is to operate as much as possible, debt-free. Donated dollars as well as donated time and talents are what allow us to operate without a debt. Cash donations are welcomed on a regular monthly basis or as the Lord makes your giving possible. Non-cash gifts can also be received but will require a conversation with us regarding such a gift. We are a 501 (c) 3 organization making all donations tax-deductible.
Checks may be sent to:
Grand Oaks Baptist Assembly, Inc.
Acknowledgement of giving receipts are sent around the 10th of each month and a summary of giving statement is sent out in January of each year.